October Unprocessed — how’s it going?

Well it’s day 6 of the October Unprocessed challenge and I’ve got good news to report — I’ve been successful so far! Of course, it helps that I am used to cooking most everything at home and from scratch. Still, there have been times that I was tempted to grab a soda from the vending…

Unprocessed October

Well, I decided to take on another challenge month. This one should actually be rather easy. Just get rid of the processed food from my diet. I do that for the most part already. But sometime we all need a reminder, so I’ve joined October Unprocessed.  Would you like to join me? I will try…

The CrockPot — a Summer Super Star

I don’t know about you, but where I live the summers are hot. Really hot. Like, I don’t want to turn on the oven or stove hot. But I still like to have cooked food for dinner so here’s what I do — I use my CrockPot! It doesn’t heat up the house and my…

A Zoodles Carbonara Learning Curve

Ah, Carbonara! That lovely, velvety mix of eggs and cheese and cured pork products — usually with starchy pasta. While I love a good plate of pasta, I’m avoiding such things at the moment. So how am I to get my carbonara fix? Zoodles. That’s zucchini noodles. Noodles made from the ubiquitous summer squash. This isn’t…

Fall Spice Muffins. Yum.

What is it about Fall that makes seemingly sane people go all crazy for Pumpkin Spice everything?  I will admit that there are times when I succumb to the siren song of that iconic flavor, but sometimes just plain spice is even better.  At least in my opinion. I recently found and made this recipe…